Whitman School

School Grade Levels: K-5

7326 SE Flavel StPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6370Fx 503-916-2684

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  • What's Happening at Whitman?

    Middle School Night

    Lane Middle School will be hosting an information night for parents and guardians of 5th-graders on Wednesday, May 17th, from 6 PM to 7 PM.  Families will receive information about our academic offerings and after-school programs and have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the principal, assistant principal, counselor, and teachers.  Lane is located at 7200 SE 60th Avenue.  If you have questions, please call 503-916-6355, or email Mirian at mbermudez@pps.net.

    Lane Middle School ofrecerá una noche de información para los padres y tutores de los estudiantes de quinto grado el miércoles 17 de mayo de las 6 a las 7pm. Las familias recibirán información sobre nuestras ofertas académicas y programas después de la escuela y tendrán la oportunidad de reunirse y hacer preguntas al director, al subdirector, al consejero y a los maestros. Lane está ubicado en 7200 SE 60th Avenue. Si tiene preguntas, llame al 503-916-6355, o envíe un correo electrónico a Mirian a mbermudez@pps.net.

    The Whitman School Book Exchange is Coming Soon! 

    Where: Whitman School Library
     
    When: May 30th to June 9th during checkout time, lunch recess and after school
     
    How: There are two ways to stock up on some great new books for summer reading:
    • Bring in gently used books to trade for new ones
    • Purchase books, Paperbacks and older hardbacks will cost 25 cents, nice hardbacks 50 cents

    Please: only books that are appropriate for elementary school students. No adult books, no board books. 
     
     
    Register for Kindergarten now! Please visit PPS' Kindergarten page or come to the office for information.
     
    Kindergarten Family Night on Wednesday, May 31st at 6pm.  Enjoy pizza with us and other Kindergarten families. There will also be fun classroom activities. RSVP to 503-916-6370.
     
    Please note the following changes to our School Calendar:
    • No more late start days for the rest of the school year;
    • The last day of school is now Thursday, June 15th.

Principal's
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  • Principal Ruth Tucker

    Dear Whitman Families,

     

    I hope you are enjoying the brief intervals of sunshine so far this spring. The garden is looking beautiful. Thank you to everyone who came to our garden party!

     

    The first week of May is Staff Appreciation Week at schools. I feel so grateful to have a wonderful team to work with on behalf of your children. They are dedicated, committed to your students’ success, and they demonstrate care and love in every interaction they have. Please join me in showing your appreciation this week. Take some time to stop by and say thank you.

     

    I also want to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers who in all ways, shapes, and forms support and help our students and teachers. It is our goal that Whitman is the center of our community, and you help make that possible!

     

    We are happy to announce that Whitman will have two full day Head Start classrooms starting this coming school year. We are excited about the opportunities this provides our families and students. Come to the office or check the website for more information.

     

    Respectfully,

    RuthTucker

     

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  • End-of-Year Student Award Ceremonies

    At the end of every school year, the School-family Partnership program sponsors Student Recognition Award ceremonies for successful students across the district. These award ceremonies are essential to honor and reward students whose achievements represent the best of PPS, and to inspire their fellow students in the coming school year. We’re excited to celebrate these students and are looking forward to sharing their stories with you.

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  • Benson Tech rocked the SkillsUSA State Competition

     Benson Tech team at the SkillsUSA State Competition, April 2017
    During the SkillsUSA State Competition, this April 20-21, the Benson team landed a bucket full of medals!  All gold medalists qualify for the National Skills USA conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19th - 23rd.

    Please congratulate all who participated.  They all were fantastic and made Benson Tech proud!

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  • Important budget message from the Superintendent

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    Hello PPS families and staff,

    On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.

    This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.

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  • PPS budget: We want to hear from you

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    CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25

    Budget overview
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    We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.

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